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Cathi Herrod's religion shouldn't be law

Mar 7, 2015

Arizona Republic

I don't agree with all of Linda Donofrio's letter, but she is right in general.

Cathi Herrod's version of "religions freedom" means using the government to force her fundamentalist religious views on the rest of us.

Cathi Herrod and here Center for Arizona Policy or CAP are doing the best they can to turn Arizona into a religious theocracy base on Cathi Herrod's racist fundamentalist Christian beliefs.

Religion belongs in the private sector not the government. Religious laws belong in churches, Mosques and synagogs, not government building.

Cathi Herrod's religion shouldn't be law

Linda Donofrio 3:32 p.m. MST March 6, 2015

It is time to define religious freedom. In America this means freedom to pursue one's personal religious and spiritual beliefs. There is to be a separation of church and state.

When Cathi Herrod pushes for laws for religious freedom, she is really pushing for laws based on her religion.

If we accept laws that allow a pharmacist to decide to whom he'll sell drugs, isn't he trampling on someone else's freedom?

What about Arizona's law that allows a doctor to lie to patients based on their religion or laws that decide women's rights to full choice on their reproductive health?

Whose religion are we talking about? If we allow this to continue, will it be any different than a religion that says a woman can't show her face?

We did not elect Herrod. Don't let her make the laws.

— Linda Donofrio, Phoenix